The health benefits that come with green cities inspire landscape architect Chris Rance to find creative solutions.
Living on a backyard-sized island requires a lot of careful planning.
When architect Alex Scott Porter set out to design her father’s vacation home on Maine’s Ragged Island—the state’s outermost inhabited isle, 20 miles from the coast—she knew it had to be as self-contained as possible.
When doing laundry, always wash full loads.
Conventional washers built before 2011 typically use about 40 gallons (151.4 liters) per load; resource-efficient washer may use as little as 15 gallons (56.8 liters) per load.
Adjust the water level in the washer to the amount needed for the load. Some of the new efficient washers will do this automatically.
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Placing plants around your home does more than beautify your space – according to NASA, houseplants are actually good for your health! Here are a few tips to help you decide what plants are best for your house:
As Shed of the Year winner is announced on Channel 4, we reveal the extravagant structures outraging gardening purists
Saving energy isn’t just about being environmentally conscious – it’s also a great way to save money.
We all know we could do more around the home to save energy, but where to start? While some of the biggest energy savers require time and money there are still plenty of lifestyle changes you can make that will save energy, and money.